In the mid 20th century, the Royal Observatory at Greenwhich was moved to Herstmonceux, East Sussex, to escape the problems of being in London (lights, smog, electric fields etc). However, after just a few decades at Herstmonceux, it was decided that this location wasn’t ideal either. The giant Isaac Newton Telescope that had been installed … More Days Out In The South East: Herstmonceux Observatory Science Centre
We’re so grateful for being able to get out and about more again, after the latest covid lockdown which at times felt almost endless. Fingers crossed for no more setbacks. Last week we had an errand to Dover, and decided to combine that with a visit to Dover Castle. Dover Castle is an English Heritage … More Visiting Dover Castle, April 2021
On Tuesday evening we went for a short drive, with the intention of taking a walk in a nature area we’d visited earlier this year. When we got there however, we found it to be VERY muddy, so we decided to try somewhere else instead. We ended up in the village of Northiam (which we’ve … More A November Walk In Northiam, East Sussex, Featuring Bats!
At the very beginning of October, we spent a beautiful afternoon at Sissinghurst Castle Garden and the surrounding estate. We’ve been there several times before, and I’ve written about it previously in a few posts, mainly here and here (links open in new tab/window). For this post, I’ll let the photos do most of the … More An October Visit To Sissinghurst Castle Garden
On the first day of October, as we were heading out for a visit to Sissinghurst, I was telling Penguin about it being a new month, and about things taking place during October. Halloween and pumpkins were mentioned, as well as it being my birthday month. It’s not always clear if Penguin is really paying … More Pigs, Pumpkins, Pub – An Autumnal Afternoon Out
Here’s the third and final part of my posts on our 30 Days Wild! I’d meant to get this post done a long time ago, but I’m clearly staying true to my life motto of “better late than never”… In case you haven’t read our first two posts about #30DaysWild, please take a look at … More Exploring Nature With #30DaysWild, Part Three: Day 21-30
Today we’ve done something quite special: We’ve travelled to the Moon! Well, okay maybe not the actual Moon in outer space, but about as close as you can get. We went to see the Museum of the Moon, which is currently exhibiting at Rochester Cathedral, until Wednesday 4 March. The Museum of the Moon is … More Museum Of The Moon At Rochester Cathedral!
In December last year (2019), we visited Drusillas Park for the first time. We’d heard about it shortly after moving to south east England three years ago, but for various reasons (including cost, as well as it’s being a bit of a journey for us to get there) we hadn’t managed to visit the place … More Visiting Drusillas Park in Wintertime
Sheffield Park and Garden is a large landscape garden in Sussex, owned by the National Trust. There’s also a Sheffield Park House, situated at the edge of the property, but that’s still privetely owned and not open to the public. The park is a wonderful experience at all times of the year, with winding paths … More Autumn Colours at Sheffield Park & Garden
Pevensey is a village in East Sussex, near the coast, just a few miles north-east of Eastbourne. It’s main claim to fame in English history, is that it was the site for William the Conqueror’s landing in 1066. But Pevensey Castle’s history reaches much further back, to Roman times, and it was in military use … More Days Out In The South East: Pevensey Castle